About Christian Leadership Academy
Christian Leadership Academy is a K-12th grade, interdenominational, classical-curriculum school founded in 1994. The school is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in the center of Oakland County and minutes from many suburbs as well as Detroit. CLA’s average enrollment is 150 students. Christian Leadership Academy is a classical and Christian school dedicated to teaching students to know, reason, discern, and apply Truth using Scripture and the classical liberal arts, thereby assisting parents to fulfill their God-given responsibility of child training.
We employ the Trivium a time tested and “classical” approach to education which focuses on three stages of a child’s learning: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. These three unique phases flow “with the grain” of the child as he/she develops and matures. In the Grammar stage, children are able to memorize large amounts of important facts and so they learn the grammar of each subject using chants, songs, rhymes and repetition. Later, they move to the Logic stage in which they begin to question and reason through the nature of things and so we cultivate the art of building a proper and logical argument. Finally, they begin to express themselves in the Rhetoric stage, and so we equip them with the tools they need to persuasively write and speak with clarity and eloquence. The Grammar School consists of kindergarten through 6th grades and the Upper School consists of Logic students (7th-9th grades) and Rhetoric students (10th-12th grades).
While CLA graduates consistently score well above average on college testing and attend the colleges of their choice, more importantly they enter the world with a thorough biblical worldview, understanding the sovereign work of God in all things.